Ostrich

5647
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased15.6.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.5.1777
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold9.9.1782BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck93' 10"Imperial Feet28.3464 
Length of Keel76' 5"Imperial Feet23.186 
Breadth26' 9"Imperial Feet7.9629 
Depth in Hold11' 7"Imperial Feet3.5306 
Burthen290 8094Tons BM 

Armament


6.1777Broadside Weight = 28 Imperial Pound ( 12.698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder

10.1779Broadside Weight = 32 Imperial Pound ( 14.512 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1777110 BWAS-1714
10.1779120 BWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.5.1777 - 9.9.1778CommanderPeter Rainier (1741-1808) ADM 6/21/304
Issued by Clark Gayton (1712-1787), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 20.8.1777
BWAS-1714
9.9.1778 - 20.10.1779CommanderJames Douglas (1755-1839) ADM 6/22/13
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 7.8.1779
BWAS-1714
20.10.1779 - 6.11.1779CommanderLewis Robertson (d.1794) ADM 6/22/39ADM 6/2215.11.1779 - 2.4.1782CommanderJacob Wheate (d.1783) ADM 6/22/50BWAS-17142.4.1782 - 11.4.1782CommanderRichard Boger (1739-1822) ADM 6/22/440ADM 6/226.6.1782 - 21.1.1783CommanderJoseph Ellison (d.1816) ADM 6/22/477ADM 6/22

Service History


DateEventSource
5.6.1777Purchased at Jamaica - Greater Antilles at a cost of £4147.17.2dBWAS-1714
20.10.1777Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
10.1.1778Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2216.3.10dBWAS-1714
8.2.1778Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.7.1778Took the Privateer Sloop Polly (12)
1781Sailed with a convoy to New YorkBWAS-1714
1781Sailed with a convoy to JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
9.9.1782Sold at Chatham for £1,160BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
British mercantile Hector

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
 

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